Trade mission to China suspended

Bentleys has suspended its planned trade mission to China due to the risks associated with the coronavirus.

When there is no risk to the well being and safety of delegates – which we hope is very soon – Bentleys will collaborate with Austrade to lead a trade mission to China for ambitious Australian businesses interested in growth.

The purpose of the mission is to raise awareness of the opportunities associated with doing business in China, and to facilitate the connections, understanding and confidence required to generate positive growth outcomes.

The trade mission is expected to take place in the first half of 2020. While the mission will be tailored for the participants, we expect the contingent will be based in Guangdong Province (which has a population of 108 million and GDP of US $1.47 trillion) for a four day period, while we visit the surrounding regions as relevant to the participating businesses.

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The opportunity

Australia accounts for only 0.3% of the world’s population, so it’s not surprising that many businesses in Australia embrace the opportunity to engage with offshore markets.

The China market in particular is complex, often challenging, and has the potential to be very lucrative if you understand it and establish the supporting networks to enable success. As Australia’s largest trading partner (in terms of both exports and imports), China accounts for over $194 million in annual Aussie trade.

Market opportunity can be significant for Australian businesses of all sizes seeking to export their products and services to China.

Indeed, according to a recent study by the China Commerce Ministry, Chinese demand for foreign goods is only expected to increase over the coming years. Cosmetics, watches, glasses, baby products, food, cars and jewellry are among the goods in very high demand.

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